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Used ClothingKenyaThe person raising her hand in the photo is Margret, a member of Emmanuel Women Group that joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa in 2013. She is 37 years old, married, and ble...Read their story >
Food MarketArmeniaFor about three years, David has been running a food market in Vanadzor town. Being the only breadwinner for the household, David was working day-and-night to make the ends...Read their story >
DairyEl SalvadorFrancisco used his last loan to buy dairy products in order to sell fresh products to his customers and increase sales. Francisco’s and his family’s quality of life is chan...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJosue is 42 years old and lives in a privately-owned house with his partner. Josue has been making a living raising cattle for a number of years. He sells his products in n...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLorelie is 46 years old and married with four children. With one child currently in school, Lorelie works very hard to provide for them. Lorelie runs a general store in ...Read their story >
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